The Lavender fields in Provence

 
 

It all starts when…

Sketches and Inspiration Strikes

This beautiful field was just so perfect. The neat little rows and the bees just loved the lavender here. In the video you can see me here taking some preliminary photographs before going back early the next morning to do the Alla Prima oil study below.

 The lavender fields outside Bonnieux in Provence.

The lavender fields outside Bonnieux in Provence.

Now I am back in the studio and looking forward to painting from the photographs I took while the colours and essence of this mesmerising place are still fresh in my memory.

 Alla Prima oil sketch from my balcony in Roussillon, Provence.

Alla Prima oil sketch from my balcony in Roussillon, Provence.

Each of the sketches on this page took about 3 hours. You can see that they have a sense of immediacy that you can only capture when you are outside and on location.

The watercolour has already sold but if you are interested in purchasing the oil paintings above – please email me directly here. 

The paintings are only available to newsletter subscribers for £20 each unframed.

 Watercolour of Bonnieux, Provence

Watercolour of Bonnieux, Provence

You can also read more about where to find the best lavender in Provence in my Journal